Great fashion styles are what distinguish African fashion from the rest of the world. West African Ankara fabrics, Ghanaian Kente, or East African Kitenge, different ideas can be explored to create beautiful styles that will command an impeccable fashion statement.
The versatility of African prints to blend well with other fabric materials has been the key factor of their use across the global fashion line. Over the years, there has been a paradigm shift towards the innovative designing and styling of these African prints, most especially for the ladies.
Black is considered a universal color as it can blend with other colors. But it is also a color that speaks maturity and elegance. Black dress is most appropriate for classy events as the color itself represents class and glamor.
In most African countries, wearing black is tagged with a mood of mourning and wailing, but this is not always the case. In Mauritania, the bridal wedding dress is always in black, which is in converse to the regular white and colorful wedding dresses worn by African brides.
Fashion is a typical depiction of an individual’s personality as it is believed to energize elegance and tenacity. African fashion styles are not devoid of these features that make dressing a spectacle of beauty and respect.
Going all out in African fashion styles for a dinner event or award-giving ceremony entails being in the best style of fashion. From the red carpet show to the banquet hall, the dressing style must be classic enough to make you the man of the hour.
Arabic weddings are in some cases unique from one region to another, even within the same country.
Given the diversity of Arab people most are Muslim and some Christian and other faiths.
Arabic brides are popularly known to wear thobe that is considered extravagant and exquisitely embroidered, while the groom wears the usual traditional Arab men's thobe and hata (head covering).
Launched in April in partnership with Swarovski, the BFC Changemakers Prize is open across multiple disciplines to anyone “making outstanding contributions, striving for positive change and inspiring others”.
The prize received over 500 applications before nine finalists were selected from a panel of nine industry veterans including BFC chief executive Caroline Rush, Swarovski creative director Giovanna Engelbert, and British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful.